Mellotron

MELLOTRON

VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS

The new Mellotron plugin instrument is a recreation of the legendary tape sample keyboard machine featured on countless classic Rock albums. It's so Iconic many consider it to be the first sampler.

AIR Mellotron - Our Homage to the Original Sampler

The new Mellotron plugin instrument is a recreation of the legendary tape sample keyboard machine featured on countless classic Rock albums. It's so Iconic many consider it to be the first sampler. With AIR's over 20 years of experience in developing high-quality emulations, you can be assured this instrument won't disappoint.

Our new Mellotron Plugin Instrument is designed for creative music production with a wide array of parameters, settings, and controls to craft an expansive range of keyboard instrument sounds. Start with the built-in sound categories and venture into a wide variety of sound shaping sections, notably, the new Flavor section.

AIR Mellotron includes 6 Tape Sets featuring the OG's Flute, Choir and Strings tape samples, giving it a truly authentic sound. You can also select "Dirty" and "Cleaned" versions of the original tapes. Other sound-shaping parameters include Formant, Age and Sample Start. There are 30 factory presets to get you going and a selection of built-in effects, including the new AIR Flavour (instant lo-fi goodness).

AWARD-WINNING EFFECTS BY AIR TECHNOLOGY

AIR Mellotron has world-class audio effects processing built-in to enhance your sounds as you create quickly. Choose from Compressor, Four Band EQ, Spring Reverb, Delay and the new Flavour, each with a dedicated section to dial-in any adjustments.

New AIR Flavor - distort and transform your patches into lo-fi heaven all inside a single multi-effect. Apply eq simulations of radios, phones, and tape machines to dramatically change the timbre of a patch, distort, add noise, and tape flutter to access a range of lo-fi treatments.

The AIR Creative FX collection has been included as part of Pro Tools® since Version 8 and is considered the reference FX suite by some of the world's most respected audio professionals. AIR FX has been featured in many of the last decade's top film, game and music projects. Each plugin has been expertly designed with ease of use and will ensure professional results each time.

DESKTOP APP

Included with your Plugin purchase is our Desktop Player application. Fire up the Desktop Version of Mellotron and connect your favourite Midi Controller either by USB or Bluetooth, and you are ready to perform live. Our interface has been designed with ease of use and live performance for maximum playability.

CROSS COMPATIBILITY

Purchasing Mellotron in Plugin format brings you cross-compatibility with Akai Professionals renowned Standalone music production systems, including the MPC and FORCE series products. Now you can get your favourite MPC instruments to any DAW.

FEATURES

  • 6 Tape Sets of the original Choir, Flute and Strings tape samples
  • Dirty and cleaned versions of the original tapes
  • Change the Formant, Age and Sample Start to shape the sound further
  • Key on and key-off samples
  • 30 factory presets

SPECS

  • 64 bit AU, VST, AAX support for all Digital Audio Workstations
  • Standalone application for use without a DAW

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Mac:
    • Mac OS 10.10 – 12x
    • Intel Core i5, i7, 2.3GHz processor or M Series chips
    • 4GB RAM (8 recommended)
    • 1 GB free disc space
    • Internet connection
  • Windows:
    • Windows (x64) OS 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
    • Intel Core i5, i7, 2.3GHz processor or higher
    • 4GB RAM (8GB’s recommended)
    • 1 GB free disc space
    • ASIO sound driver
    • Internet connection

UPDATES

Mellotron Version 1.1.0 Update for Mac
Mellotron Version 1.1.0 Update for PC

The desktop software is compatible with:

  • macOS Big Sur and Monterey, Intel and Apple Silicon
  • Windows 10 and Windows 11
  • Plug-in versions are provided in VST, VST3, AU and AAX formats

New Features

  • GUI can now be resized to scales between 50% and 200%
  • Plugin presets can now be saved and loaded directly from the plugin toolbar including when using the standalone app

Bug Fixes

  • When opening a DAW project containing Mellotron in addition to a newer AIR plugin, you will no longer get signed out of your inMusic account.
  • Text now displays correctly when running in macOS 13 Ventura
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